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hope you have a terrific we're live along 1-235 to show you what to expect during your of the interstate had to be closed overnight. 398603 2:35 - 2:41 i still love my youngest son. i do love him , but i have to have justice for shirley. a father says he had to turn in his son in order to bring closure in the death of his wife. why there's still no arrest in this murder investigation. state of the state.. governor brandstad outlines his priorities for iowa today. what he's expected to say. it's tuesday january 12th.. today in iowa starts now.... first on 13... snow overnight
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first on 13... snow overnight caused problems on the roadways. today strong winds could cause more problems. here's a look at road conditions as of right now... as you can see... things are partially covered through much of central iowa... channel 13's josh nguyen joins us live now from interstate 235 where roads were slick overnight. accident closed interstate 235 westbound between guthrie and e14th just after midnight... reopened a little more than an hour later.
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westbound between guthrie and e14th just after midnight... reopened a little more than an hour later. a metro hospital had a shutdown of its own last night... police were called to broadlawns medical center around eight because of what they describe as a threat. no word on what the threat involved... officers swept the building for about an hour... but didn't find anything and workers were given an all clear. governor branstad hands his list of priorities for the year to lawmakers
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state address from the house chamber at ten this morning. and democrats are hoping to hear a different tone from last year. no more schemes, no more games, public schools must come first again. last session's baggage is still fresh on democrat mark smith's mind... democrats and republicans agreed to an additional 55-million dollars for schools... which governor branstad then vetoed. school funding is expected to be again this session. you can watch the governor's speech and more people to upgrade
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morning routine... local dealers say they've seen an up tick in people buying remote starters for their vehicles. this eastern iowa dealership has been installing an average of eight per day for the past few weeks. users say it's a matter of convenience and comfort...
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don't want to be cold." "yea i really want to have the warmth as much as i can get, so this is making due until i can move to arizona or somewhere warm." police say this is a safer way to warm up your car... because you can keep the doors locked. a record number of fliers are coming through the metro. 2.37 million people flew in or out of the des moines airport last year.... that's up two percent from 2014... but it's not as much of an increase as in years past... the slower passenger count could halt plans for a new terminal... which depends on three percent growth each year. a lacona man is reaching for justice at the expense of his own son... i said honey, i'll see you between 11 and 11:30 and she was standing there waving at me as i went out of the drive and that's the last time i seen her alive that morning, bill's wife shirley was gunned down at
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that was in june of last year. her killer is still on the loose... but carter wants to bring the search to an end. he's filed a wrongful death lawsuit against his son, 44-year-old jason carter. he says it was jason who pulled the gun on his wife... and even though telling officers wasn't easy... he felt he had to do it for shirley. i wouldn't have done this at all if i didn't know. i still love my youngest son. i do love him , but i have to have justice for shirley. i have to and i was really beginning to fear that we weren't going to have justice for her the iowa division of criminal investigation is still investigating... and couldn't comment. so far no arrests have been made. the trial continues this morning for a clive man accused of causing a one- year-old's death. joe lopez is charged in the death of ruby alvarez. lopez claims the little girl fell out of a high chair...
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skull and broken ribs. but yesterday a medical expert testified that the injuries aren't consistent with a fall. the defense argues the little girl was standing when she fell.... which added to her injuries. the prosecution continues its case at eight this morning. one of iowa's last holocaust survivors has died. the des moines register reports 91-year-old jennie wolnerman died saturday in her des moines home. during the holocaust, she was imprisoned by nazis... but made a name for herself by sharing food with starving prisoners. in later life, wolnerman spent her free time sharing her stories with kids at iowa schools. local blood centers would like you to make a new year's resolution to save lives... january is national blood drive awareness month... and centers like lifeserve in the east village are in need. officials say just one pint of blood could save three lives... all you have to do to donate... is be 16 or older... weigh at least 120 pounds... and pass a blood screening. but blood centers say just five
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standards... actually donate. now getting that number up... is more important than ever. "over the last couple of weeks, we did see those levels drop to dangerously low levels. we had less than a one day supply of all blood types on hand on the shelf. it's so critical for out patients to have that blood product available. it's so important to that we are prepare all throughout the year ann why donors should give." lifeserve is open from 7 to six most week days. the dreams have no limits for powerball players this morning... but the sign advertising winnings... has topped out. take a look... this sign on des moines' east side can't even handle wednesday's drawing amount... a record one-point- four billion... until someone buys a winning ticket... they'll do the best they can... by
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plenty of coworkers are pooling their luck this week for the chance at a big powerball payoff... but these women are betting on something... a little different. coming up, how they're investing in themselves... for a happier and
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getting healthy is getting easier for this group of coworkers... after the break, meet the team of go-getters... that's shedding pounds
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it's about time the taco...came out of its shell. unleash the power of dough. give it a pop. that sound. like nails on a chalkboard. but listen to this: (family talking) that's a different kind of sound. the sound of the weekend.
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our top story... a fresh layer of snow caused problems for drivers overnight... crews were forced to shut down interstate 235 after an accident blocked the roadway. things are back open this morning... but still partially covered in some areas. blowing snow is expected through the day. a lacona father is accusing his son of pulling the trigger on his own mother... shirley carter was gunned down at her home last june... now her husband says their son, 44- year-old jason carter is to blame. he has filed a wrongful death suit against jason... jason has yet to be arrested. the iowa division of criminal investigation is now investigating. losing weight can be a challenge, but some marshalltown co-workers are
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it started off as a twelve week wellness challenge. but, the women found so much success, they're continuing it in the new year. channel 13's megan reuther shares their strategy. "the holidays are over, we can get back to that." you won't find these ladies... "you want to do both." sitting very often. "we're on the go all day long. we have different departments we work in in the hospital."they work in environmental services at central iowa healthcare in marshalltown. and, they've started a new team. "the go getters." the five go-getters joined forces to lose weight....betting on themselves. "we all wanted to lose weight, and the thought of getting money back at the end was pretty appealing." they signed up for a twelve week challenge through the wellness website healthy wage. individuals paid seventy dollars to join. they'll get that back if they lose a percentage of weight and maintain it. "i lost a little, well, 13 pounds since we started." "i lost 7 pounds, but then i gained back." "myself, i've lost 15 pounds. that was really plus for me. i've still got a ways to go." @49:43 "i've lost a total of 29, but only like 4 or 5, 4 and a half with the weight challenge." they also had a chance to win a prize of ten grand. six teams at the hospital participated as a part of a wellness challenge.
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it was a way for us to still provide a wellness program that was already planned. all we really had to do was facilitate it and it was encouraging to us that it was team based." "for team gogetters, it was really a bunch of small changes that made a big difference in not only the number on the scale, but their lifestyle." deb fisher "i've changed my eating habits. i've done more exercise." "pops are out, very seldom do i have a pop anymore, sugar stuff. cut down on portions. bought a treadmill to exercise." the ladies motivated each other to move with by doing a five-k in the fall and even met on sundays to dance. the goal is to keep going. "for me, losing the weight is a bigger prize. i mean, the money, yeah, is great. but, i like to lose the weight." "it made me want to cry because i'm proud of myself." proud as they celebrate the success on their wellness journey. "alright, sounds good. we'll start up a new one." in marshalltown, megan reuther, channel 13 news you can find a variety of
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you got people working incredibly long hours. median family income today -- $4,000 less than it was in 1999. the bottom line of this economy is that it is rigged. what this campaign is about is to demand that we create an economy that works for all of us rather than a handful of billionaires. if you work 40 hours a week in america, you should not live in poverty.
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